We are delighted you are considering applying to a Lethbridge College program. To ensure you are aware of the application and admission processes, please read through the information below.

Application for Admission

Lethbridge College is a participating institution of the Alberta Post-secondary Application System (ApplyAlberta). ApplyAlberta provides individuals with the opportunity to authorize transfer of Alberta high school and/or post-secondary transcripts between participating institutions. Visit ApplyAlberta for more information. 

Lethbridge College admits individuals on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis whereby applicants must satisfy all admissions criteria to establish eligibility. However, Lethbridge College maintains the right to use a competitive selection process and to limit applications. Programs that use a competitive selection process will have this identified on their program page.

Apply Online: You can apply online by clicking here.

  • If you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a refugee in Canada, your application processing fee is $100 CAD (subject to change) and is non-refundable and non-transferable. When applying online, you can use your VISA or Mastercard on our secure site.
  • If you are an international student, temporary resident (with a study permit, work permit, or visitor visa), or living in Canada but do not have a permanent resident or refugee status, your application processing fee is $150 and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Changing Programs: Applicants are given one (1) opportunity to change their application, for the same term, from one program to a different program by completing a Change of Program form prior to the application deadline - with no additional application processing fee. Current students wishing to change programs for a future term may do so by completing a Change of Program form.

Leave of Absence

Students may request a pause in their studies for one term, or a maximum of up to two terms (one academic year). Leave of Absences are available to current students who:

  1. Are enrolled in a post-secondary credit program that is eligible for a Lethbridge College credential, and
  2. Have successfully completed at least one (1) course in their current program, and
  3. Have an academic standing in their immediate last term of attendance of "Good" or higher, and
  4. Are requesting a leave due to family medical, legal, medical, military, parental, personal, or religious obligations.

Students must request a Leave of Absence prior to their absence in class(es) and is not guaranteed to be approved. 

Returning After an Absence

An application to return after an absence is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Students who are not enrolled in one or more fall or winter terms are required to submit a new application to Lethbridge College
  2. Approval to return after an absence is based on space availability
  3. Students accepted to return after an absence are governed by the Academic Calendar pertaining to their year of re-admission as outlined in the college policy and procedure related to graduation requirements

Applicants with the following Lethbridge College post-secondary records:

Disqualified Status:  

  1. An individual who has had a disqualified status in their last term of enrolment (fall, winter, spring, or summer terms) will not be considered for admission for the next immediate term following the disqualification. A minimum of one (1) regularly scheduled term (fall or winter) must elapse after the disqualification standing was imposed in order to be considered for re-admission.
  2. Re-admission after a disqualified status will be considered upon submission of a new application and applicable application processing fee to Lethbridge College.
  3. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application for re-admission in a timely manner to allow for completion of the evaluation and re-admission to be completed. Failure to submit the application and any required documents for re-admission is a timely manner may result in the application being denied.
  4. Decisions to reinstate to Lethbridge College is ultimately made by the Registrar, and may be in consultation with the Dean of the program the student is seeking admission to. Re-admission is not guaranteed.
  5. Students who are readmitted will have an academic standing of Reinstated on Probation.

Suspended Status:

  1. An individual who has been suspended from the institution and who is considering submitting an application to enroll will follow the direction contained in the notice of suspension.

Expelled Status:

  1. An individual who has been expelled is prohibited from attending Lethbridge College. Re-admission to Lethbridge College will be reviewed by the Registrar in consultation with the Vice-President, Academic.

Application Dates

Opening and closing dates for domestic and international applications are outlined in the Academic Schedule at the front of the Lethbridge College calendar and online. Since some programs have limited enrolment, we recommend applying early.

Admission Appeal Procedure

Applicants have the right to fair and equitable process for resolving matters that affect their admission to Lethbridge College when admission has been denied based on the following policy statement below. Only an admission decision based on the following Policy Statement may be appealed to the Appeal Committee:

Lethbridge College reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant who may constitute a threat or risk of threat to college employees, students, property, or to individuals from the wider community to access Lethbridge College services and properties.

The following Appeal procedure outlines the process an individual is required to follow in the event that he or she believes that the admission decision should be re-evaluated.

1. General Procedure

a) A dispute should be resolved at the earliest step possible.

b) The process will be supported via an appropriate technology/media for individuals who do not attend the Lethbridge campus. The individual may request to be accompanied by someone from a college department such as Accessibility Services, Counseling Services, Academic Advising, a member of the Lethbridge College Students' Association, or any other individual of their choice. However, the Appeal Procedure is an internal review process of Lethbridge College and therefore legal counsel is not allowed to attend meetings that are held during any step of the process.

c) All relevant documentation pertaining to this process shall, upon request, be made available to both parties. The individual is advised that those involved in the process are governed by existing Lethbridge College policies and procedures governing confidentiality.

2. Appeal Process

Step 1:  Review by the Registrar

The individual may submit a written petition (letter) to the Registrar asking for reconsideration of the admission application. The Registrar's office will contact the individual to arrange a meeting where the petition will be discussed.

Step 2:  Submission to the Appeal Committee

If the above fails to resolve the issue, the applicant may request a formal hearing by the Appeal Committee by delivering the Appeal form to the Registrar's Office a  minimum two (2) weeks prior to the start of the term.

It is the responsibility of the Registrar to convene the Appeal Committee and will advise the Program Dean that the individual has submitted an appeal.

The official record of the final decision of the Appeal Committee shall be issued to the Registrar and will include:

a) the decision related to the admission status, and

b) the rationale for the decision.

The Registrar will provide a written statement of the Committee's decision including the rationale, to the student and the Dean.

If the student appeal is successful, the Registrar's Office will proceed with the Admissions process. After the decision is rendered, documents related to the appeal will all be return to the Chairperson who is responsible for appropriate handling.

The official record will contain the final decision of the Appeal Committee as well as the Appeal form. All official records will be held in accordance with the Records Management Policy.

Conditional Admission

Admission decisions are based on the information available at the time that the application is reviewed. Conditional Offers of Admission may be issued in anticipation of fulfillment of the admission requirements by the appropriate deadline.

Offers of Admission are not reissued upon fulfillment of the conditions. However, the Admissions Office will send an email confirming that all conditions have been met upon receipt of official documents showing conditions have been met.

Admission may be rescinded if official documentation that confirms the applicant’s eligibility for admission is not received by the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline.

Applicants returning to Lethbridge College after sitting out for a period of time, may have conditions placed upon them for when they return. This may include a learning contract that would outline specific requirements for the first term they return.


Registration is the process by which you select or are enrolled in the course or courses required to complete your program of study at Lethbridge College. Registration occurs after confirmation of the Offer of Admission.

Information regarding registration will be e-mailed to your Lethbridge College email. You are encouraged to monitor your College e-mail account for possible updates and to review your Program Evaluation through Self Service to track your program completion requirements.

Your acceptance of our offer assumes that you are bound by the rules and regulations of the College and that you and/or sponsoring agency agree to be responsible for the fees associated with registration as of the acceptance date.

Please ensure you are registered prior to the term start date by accessing your schedule through Self Service. (Refer to the Academic Schedule on Page 3 of the calendar for term start dates.)


Policies are a guide to organizational operation and behavior. Members of the Lethbridge College community are governed by policies that are consistent with College values. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of, and comply with, all relevant policies. Full policy information is available on our website. The majority of policies relevant to students are listed under the categories - Academic Programming & Instructional and Student Services & Support. Other relevant polices such as Parking & Traffic Management are included in the additional categories. If you have any questions, send us an email at